Bomb targets shipowner’s home near Acropolis

A home-made explosive device detonated outside the home of the son of shipowner Panagiotis Tsakos near the Herod Atticus theater in central Athens shortly after 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, causing significant damage but no injuries, police said.

A police spokeswoman said an anonymous caller had telephoned Eleftherotypia newspaper at 8.10 p.m., warning that a bomb would go off outside the home of Nikos Tsakos, on the junction of Rovertou Galli and Propylaion streets close to the Acropolis.

Officers found a bag containing the bomb outside the building when they arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area, according to the spokeswoman who said the force could not immediately confirm whether the device was comprised of gas canisters or more powerful explosive materials.